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COMMERCE

863

Tlie following figures from Persian Gulf Consular Reports and from reports published l»y the Persian Custom House relate to the foreign trade of the year 1897.

Imports

Exports

Total Tonnage

British Tonnage

Entered

Cleared

Entered

Cleared

Bushiie . Lingali . Bunder Abbas Mohainmerah

£

1,145,329 582,472 381,562 121,407

£

392,532

548,464

230,781

41,608

113,857

115,300

94,140

72,973

111,398 92,070 88,850 80,944

99,914 93,050 87,920 68,928

98,123 73,500 82,980 75,950

Total .

2,230,770

1,213,385

396,270

373,262

349,812

330,553

The trade at these ports in 1897 was distributed mainly as follows : —

Countries

United Kingdom India . France Turkey China .

Imports from

^^P^°^"*^ I Countries

Imports from

Exports to

£

868,600

843,390

75,216

55,747

10,950

£

120,847

475,742

2,546

37,868

225,760

Persian Ports Arab Coast . Muskat Bahrein Egypt.

£

74,330 225,931 29,965 23,673 10,505

£ 85,611 189,118 32,874 22,701 17,283

The trade at tliese four ports in 1897 was mainly in the following articles : —

Imports.

1897

Exports.

1897

£

£

Rifles .

118,171

Rifles .

14,905

Cottons .

931,879

Opium .

258,894

Sugar

126,437

Pearls .

225,349

Tea

101,912

Shell

23,396

Pearls

224,537

Dates .

42,910

Rice

75,711

Hides, Skins .

22,826

Wheat .

37,127

Wool

53,017

Indigo .

41,192

! Carpets .

36,790

Copper .

27,534

Cotton .

54,353

Coffee .

18,168

Rice

41,943

Specie .

189,341

Specie .

j

277,550

At Tabriz in the year 1896-97, the total imports amounted to 64S,920Z., including Manchester T-cloths, shirtings, and printed cottons, 264,000/.; woollen goods from Austria, 80,000/. ; tea, 70,000/. ; sugar from Russia, 100,000/. The exports amounted to 227,530/., including carpets, 102,000/. A large trade is carried on with Russia through Resht on the Caspian. In 1896 the imports into the Resht district via Baku amounted to 842,655/., and included sugar, 514,311/. ; silk-worm seed 67,200/. ; tissues, 81,400/. ; bar silver, 30,000/. ; petroleum, 15,000/ The exports to Riissia via Baku amounted to 365,342/., including rice, 177,220/. ; fruits, 42,350/. ; raw cotton, 40,740/. ; tea, 31,890/. In the year 1896-97 the trade of Khorasan through Meshed was : Imports from India by Bombay and Bunder Abbas, 89,547/. ; from Russian territory, 92,547/. ; from Afghanistan, 6,206/. ; through Turkey, 19,740/. Exj.orts to India, 19,681/. ; to Russian territory, 80,320/. ; to Afghanistan, 15,073/.